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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Feb 18, 2009 4:41am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Another list of movies in question

PD
Way Ahead
Project: Kill
The Chase
Good Against Evil
The Swap

The rest are under copyright.

Enchanted April (1935) Renewed R297485 1962 RKO General
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) Renewed R567166 (1974) R604565 (1975) RKO Pictures.
Camille (1936) R328941 (1963) Loews Inc.
The Way Ahead (1944) aka "The Immortal Battalion" Released but never reg'd or renewed. PD under UK law at GATT so not eligible for GATT restoration. Both versions PD as is the War Office short film ("The New Lot") that it's based on.
Project: Kill (1976) Pre 1978. Invalid Notice. No Registration. PD.
She Done Him Wrong (1933) Renewed 1960 EMKA
Creature with the Atom Brain (1955) Renewed RE154164 1983 Columbia Pictures Industries.
The Red Fury (1984) Registered to Kodiak Films Inc (1985)
The Chase (1946) Reg'd Nero Pictures 1946 Not renewed. PD.
Railroaded (1947) Registered by Pathe. Renewed by NTA. Currently owned by Trans Atlantic Distributors.
Good Against Evil (1977) Pre 1978 publish without correct notice. PD.
The Swap (1979) Originally filmed as Sam's Song (1969, 89 mins) was recut and released in 1979 ("The Swap" 85 Mins) with an invalid notice. Again recut and issued as "Line of Fire" (1990, 83 mins). Never registered. PD.
Imperial Venus (1963) Eligable for GATT restoration
Alice Adams (1935) aka "Booth Tarkington's Alice Adams" Renewed R305958 (1962) RKO General
Over 21 (1945) Reg'd LP13398 1945. As far as Columbia is concerned the renewed it in 1968. Can't find any evidence to the contrary.
The Nitwits (1935) Renewed R297493 (1962) RKO General

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Poster: Ganbachi Date: Feb 18, 2009 8:21am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Another list of movies in question

It's interesting that the oldest stuff on the list is copyrighted and later stuff (Project Kill, Good against Evil) is PD. The seventies appears to be a decade of poor copyright registration!

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Poster: jonc Date: Feb 18, 2009 9:07am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Another list of movies in question

These look like some low-budget, low-grade films that were just handled carelessly. I doubt that the producers would have any inclination to redistribute them anyway, let alone enforce them.